“Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage.
What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.
What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage.
What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage.
What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage.
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the “ape” in ape-ricot?
Whatta they got that I ain’t got?”

– The Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz”

This past Wednesday night at Student Impact, Pat, our youth leader, talked about courage.  He used the story of Gideon and how God used circumstances that seemed impossible all for God’s glory.  What did it take?  Gideon’s courage to trust God.  We are in the middle of a series challenging our students to dare to dream what God could use them for to change their world in the next 40 days.  The best part: It isn’t just for the students.

Last week, we tied red cords around our wrists to symbolize the courage of Rahab, as she harbored the Israeli spies (found in Joshua 2).  As i’ve looked at my wrist, I keep remembering that God has a plan to use me.  No matter what my state in life, God has a plan.  It doesn’t matter who I am, what i’ve done, or where I live (as seen in the life of Rahab), I can live with the confidence that God has a plan.

Would you dare to believe that God has a plan for you as well?
What could God do through you if you had the courage to be open?

I double dog dare you.

  1. What a great blog! God does have a plan for all of us. I’m glad it is not just for the Impact high schoolers at Huntley. Thanks, Joy for the encouragement for us all! And- God has a plan for you, Joy! I’ll agree in prayer for that because it is TRUE- from before you were born (Ps 139).



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